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To explain Belichick, go to the tape

To understand Bill Belichick, you must understand his obsession with film study, Greg Garber writes.

Updated: September 25, 2007, 3:55 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

"Hey," said Bill Belichick, beckoning from a corner of the Giants' vacated locker room, "I want to show you something."

It was December 1986, and in his film preparation for a Monday night game in San Francisco, the Giants' defensive coordinator had unearthed a small gem. Belichick, then 34, was in a mood to share, even if it was with a Morristown (N.J.) Daily Record reporter five years his junior.

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